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Picture Frame Speakers

IKEA's SYMFONISK Speakers Resemble Picture Frames

— June 7, 2021 — Tech
IKEA's growing range of SYMFONISK speakers includes devices that are disguised as slim books and table lamps, and there's a new addition that's disguised as a picture frame. The newest collaboration between IKEA and audio product maker Sonos is described as a "Wi-Fi speaker and a picture frame in one" and like the rest of the SYMFONISK range, it promises to seamlessly blend into home settings.

Available in black and white versions, the SYMFONISK picture frame can be displayed on a wall or on a surface thanks to a base. The speaker is easy to control using the SONOS S2 app and it integrates with Apple’s Airplay 2 or Spotify Connect. The design of the frame-like could not have been achieved without Sonos and it helps people experience high-quality music and podcasts in a stylish way.
Trend Themes
1. Disguised Technology - Technology is being integrated into everyday objects in new and unique ways to seamlessly blend into home settings.
2. Multi-functional Design - Products are being designed to serve multiple purposes, combining functionality with aesthetics.
3. Smart Home Audio - Audio technology is becoming more integrated into smart home systems and is being designed to fit seamlessly with smart home decor.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - Furniture companies can incorporate technology into their designs to create multi-functional pieces that serve both aesthetic and practical functions.
2. Audio - Audio companies can look to integrate their technology into everyday objects, like picture frames, to create new and unique products.
3. Smart Home - Smart home technology companies can focus on incorporating audio features that blend seamlessly with smart home decor, improving the overall living experience for consumers.
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